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Virtual Identities and Material Bodies

Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has written numerous articles and essays on virtual reality, mobile media, and digital culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality : Representations in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...This chapter critically analyses the relationships between online and offline identities and questions whether it is still relevant to make clear distinctions between them. When I first became interested in studying virtual environments...

Conclusion

Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has written numerous articles and essays on virtual reality, mobile media, and digital culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality : Representations in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...This book has indicated that attempts to explore immersive virtual realities have a complex historical trajectory. Indeed, throughout history and in different cultural contexts attempts have been made to explore the virtual and the real...

Technological Intimacy and Social Estrangement in Strange Days

Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has written numerous articles and essays on virtual reality, mobile media, and digital culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality : Representations in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Strange Days, a novella by James Cameron (1995), is set on the eve of the millennium in Los Angeles. The central feature of Strange Days is a fictional device called a SQUID (superconducting quantum interference device), which enables one...

Eating Text

Doing Text : Media After the Subject

Auteur, 2016

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...The cultural landscapes of food Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Introduction As someone who has...

Histories of Virtual Reality

Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has written numerous articles and essays on virtual reality, mobile media, and digital culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality : Representations in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...This chapter has two broad aims: firstly, it explores various historical strands surrounding the development of virtual reality, and secondly it critically analyses debates surrounding the virtual and the real. The purpose of this two-fold...

Technology, Embodiment and Being-in-the-World

Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has written numerous articles and essays on virtual reality, mobile media, and digital culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality : Representations in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...This chapter explores the relationships between technology and the phenomenological concept of being-in-the-world through a discussion of what initially appears to be two very different examples: Osmose, an installation art piece that can...

Virtuality and Simulacra in William Gibson’s Zero History

Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has written numerous articles and essays on virtual reality, mobile media, and digital culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality : Representations in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In this chapter, I will contend that Zero History (2010) by William Gibson opens up a series of concerns about the relationships between signification, virtuality and reality in contemporary culture that require further investigation...

Introduction

Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has written numerous articles and essays on virtual reality, mobile media, and digital culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality : Representations in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...This book places the study of representations of virtual reality in contemporary media within a historical, social and cultural context. In doing so it indicates that virtual reality has a long and complex historical trajectory, from...

Virtual Reality, Transcendence and Flights from Embodiment

Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She has written numerous articles and essays on virtual reality, mobile media, and digital culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtual Reality : Representations in Contemporary Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Visions of transcending the limitations of physical embodiment are a recurrent feature of many cinematic representations of virtual reality in films such as Tron (1982, dir. Steven Lisberger), Brainstorm (1983, dir. Douglas Trumbull), Ghost...

After the Subject: Towards a Real Reform

Pete Bennett

Pete Bennett is senior lecturer in post-compulsory education at the University of Wolverhampton. He is co-author of After the Media: Culture and Identity in the 21st Century (2011) and co-editor of Barthes' Mythologies Today (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Doing Text : Media After the Subject

Auteur, 2016

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...The multiple must be made.(Deleuze & Guattari 2004: 8)To miss the march of this retreating worldInto vain citadels that are not walled.(Wilfrid Owen, Strange Meeting) Discipline Policies When this project was conceived in 2013...